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CS113 Academic Strategies for the Business Professional

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W elcome to the Time Management Module. Look at your Time Management score on the LASSI. If you scored between: 75-100 You probably don’t need to work on improving your time management. 50-75 You should consider improving your strategies. 0-50 You need to improve your time management, or you may have serious problems succeeding in college. Using the information presented in this module, you will be able to improve your Time Management and increase your likelihood for academic success. R E S E A R C H Research Tells Us That Students Who Manage Their Time Well Know about themselves as learners and use this knowledge when planning their schedules (e.g., they know when they are more alert and when they get sleepy). Avoid procrastination (putting assignments off rather than sticking to a plan). Manage their time well and often accomplish the most important tasks first and then work on less important tasks. Research Tells Us That Students Who Manage Their Time Poorly Do not have enough knowledge about themselves as learners (e.g., what are their best times of day, which subjects are easier or more difficult for them) or do not take this knowledge into account when trying to schedule or work toward their goals. Are easily distracted and tend to procrastinate. Have more anxiety/health problems than students who take responsibility for creating and following realistic schedules. http://lassimodules.com with permission from H&H Publishing Company, Inc. T ime Management 1
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T H E P R O C E S S Time Management Is a Process Time Management is creating, using, and modifying a schedule and dealing with distractions, competing goals, and procrastination. You have many demands on your time and many options as to how to spend your time. Only by creating realistic schedules and sticking to them can you possibly meet all your important commitments. Time Management is also a process of: focusing both time and energy on your most important goals maximizing the time you spend on your most important goals minimizing the time you waste on activities that are not important to you organizing your time to achieve your academic and life goals Understanding Time Management Is Important Managing your time well means knowing what your goals are and having a plan to achieve your goals. In order to do this you must take into account many factors related to yourself and your academic environment. You must also be able to think ahead and be flexible when planning your time. Your life involves many activities other than classes and academics. However, in order to succeed in college, you must schedule the activities that will achieve your most important goals first. Managing your time does not mean that you cannot have fun. It simply means that there’s a time for work and a time for play.
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